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14 Nov 2018 description

ECOSOC/6951-CCP/130
13 NOVEMBRE 2018

Le Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC) et la Commission de consolidation de la paix (CCP) ont poursuivi aujourd’hui leur Réunion conjointe annuelle, en s’attardant sur les relations entre les changements climatiques et les défis de la pérennisation de la paix dans le Sahel, caractérisé par « des problèmes complexes et multidimensionnels », exigeant une action mieux coordonnée.

14 Nov 2018 description

ECOSOC/6951-PBC/130
13 NOVEMBER 2018
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL-PEACEBUILDING COMMISSION JOINT MEETING (AM)

One of the world’s most environmentally degraded areas, the Sahel is suffering from a rise in intercommunal conflict over resources depleted by desertification, drought and other climatic extremes, speakers told a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission today.

13 Nov 2018 description

Intercultural dialogue is essential for advancing inclusive peacebuilding goals, but its effectiveness will remain constrained until more is understood about the conditions under which it thrives. This was the message shared by UNESCO during a panel discussion on New Measures of Inclusive Peacebuilding, co-organised by UNESCO, the Institute of Economics and Peace, and Interpeace, as part of the Geneva Peace Week, on 9 November 2018 in the Palais des Nations.

13 Nov 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Peacebuilding Commission
2018 Annual Session, AM & PM Meetings

With the rising cost of inaction in the Sahel, the international community must keep its eyes on the prospect of peace, the Peacebuilding Commission heard today as it opened its fourth annual session.

The Sahel will be a “litmus test” for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed in her opening remarks. “If we fail for the most vulnerable, we fail a generation of young people and the future of peace in the subregion.”

12 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19338 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address to the Paris Peace Forum, in Paris today:

Ten years ago, in 2008, Lazare Ponticelli, the last known French veteran of the Great War, died at the age of 110. Every year on 11 November, Mr. Ponticelli, an Italian immigrant, honoured the promise he had made to his comrades who had died too young on the battlefield. He used to visit his local war memorial to remember them.

12 Nov 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l’Union africaine (UA) a consacré sa 803e réunion tenue le 19 octobre, sous forme de séance publique, au thème suivant : « Le rôle des femmes dans la prévention des conflits et de la consolidation de la paix au niveau communautaire » pour, commémorer le dix-huitième anniversaire de l’adoption de la Résolution 1325 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité.

12 Nov 2018 description
report CARE

La France organise, du 11 au 13 novembre, le 1er Forum de Paris sur la Paix. Cet événement vise à démontrer que la coopération internationale est essentielle pour relever les défis politiques, environnementaux, économiques et sociaux à l’échelle mondiale et assurer une paix durable. Il va réunir une cinquantaine d’États, et des représentant.e.s d’organisations internationales, d’ONG et d’entreprises. Philippe Lévêque, notre directeur, décrypte les enjeux de ce sommet.

Que peut-on attendre de ce Forum sur la Paix ?

12 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

La crise économique, le repli sur soi et la montée des nationalismes, sont autant d’éléments qui rappellent le début du XXème siècle et les années 30 laissant craindre un « engrenage imprévisible », a averti ce dimanche le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, en ouvrant le Forum de Paris sur la paix, qui se déroule en marge des commémorations du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale.

11 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.

“Over the past 100 years, the desire to settle conflicts peacefully on the basis of common rules has been converted into a universal system of institutions in the political, economic, social and environmental spheres,” said the UN chief.

11 Nov 2018 description
report Christian Aid

On the centenary of Armistice Day, Christian Aid has warned that appalling levels of violence across the globe continue to cost lives and that world leaders, including the UK’s, are too often fuelling rather than preventing conflict.

Christine Allen, Christian Aid’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs, said:

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

09 Nov 2018 description

By Peter Quaranto, Vickie Ellis on November 8, 2018

08 Nov 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Sri Lanka and Yemen. CrisisWatch also notes improved situations in China/Japan and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan).

07 Nov 2018 description

Executive summary

This report is the latest release by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) on the economic impact of violence and conflict to the global economy. It provides an empirical basis for understanding the economic benefits resulting from improvements in peace. Estimates of the economic impact of violence are provided for 163 countries and independent territories, covering over 99.5 per cent of the global population.

07 Nov 2018 description

WHY POSITIVE PEACE IS TRANSFORMATIONAL

07 Nov 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Boudewijn Mohr - former UNICEF country programme and operational management specialist who travelled across 36 countries on the African continent. He is also a former senior international corporate banker in New York, and author of the recently-released “A Destiny in the Making: From Wall Street to UNICEF in Africa”.

07 Nov 2018 description
report Food for the Hungry

by Megan Roberts

07 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Al celebrar los 70 años de sus operaciones de paz, la ONU subrayó la necesidad de lograr una paridad de género en los componentes policíacos de estas misiones para aumentar la eficacia del trabajo y servir mejor a la población de los países donde se encuentren desplegadas.

06 Nov 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

CPSD/681
5 NOVEMBRE 2018

« Importantes » et « essentielles ». Aujourd’hui à la Quatrième Commission, les États ont vanté les mérites des missions politiques spéciales, partie intégrante de l’architecture « paix et de sécurité » des Nations Unies. Plusieurs de ces délégations ont posé la question de leur financement « non optimal ».